Children

Patient Care

Dedicated to the highest quality patient care to improve the health of Florida’s children.

Research Lab

Research

Focused on bringing the latest research and most innovative treatments to patients.

Residents

Education

Training and encouraging residents to critically evaluate clinical problems and to function as primary care physicians.

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Welcome to UF Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida is dedicated to the highest quality patient care, research, and educational activity devoted to improving the health of children. The UF Health Shands Children's Hospital represents the only quaternary-care academic pediatric center in North Florida. Accordingly, we are dedicated to excellence and providing you with top-tier service. While our patient care services are focused upon improving the health of Florida’s children, through medical education and biomedical research we hope to improve children's lives within the greater Gator Nation and around the world.

Should we fall short of your expectations in any way, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Sincerely,
Scott Rivkees, Chairman

Read more about the Department of Pediatrics at UF

The Pulse of Pediatrics Newsletter

News & Events

UF Health and Stop Children’s Cancer renew $1 million pledge to support pediatric cancer clinical trials

Apr 12th, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Stop Children’s Cancer leaders and board members, along with Dr. Scott Rivkees, Dr. Parker Gibbs, Ed Jimenez and others from the UF Department of Pediatrics […]

UF Diabetes Research

Mar 31st, 2017

New research from the University of Florida holds promise in the treatment of type one diabetes, researchers say.

Celebrity Gridiron Challenge 2017

Feb 22nd, 2017

You and your family are invited to join us for a new and exciting event benefitting Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital! The Celebrity Gridiron Challenge will […]

Share the Cure Fundraiser

Feb 22nd, 2017

After experiencing the loss of their daughter to leukemia, Michael and Eileen Lauzardo established the Keira Grace Foundation to save the lives of children with cancer in developing countries.Keira Grace […]